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Brandon Messina


Brandon advises public companies and private firms in many industries on communications strategies in special situations, including in connection with high-stakes litigation and government investigations, crises, mergers and acquisitions, CEO succession, and other sensitive reputational and legal matters, as well as on long-term corporate and media positioning. He also serves as SVC’s Corporate Counsel.

Recent representation highlights include:

  • Tesla in connection with SEC enforcement action and settlement
  • Tyson Foods and Time Inc. in connection with senior-level management changes
  • Starwood Hotels in connection with its contested acquisition by Marriott

Prior to joining SVC, Brandon was an attorney in the corporate practice at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where he advised clients on sophisticated credit transactions, with a focus on financings for private equity funds.

Brandon graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Political Science and earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.

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